Drivers are encouraged to plan early and allow extra travel time while several major freeway closures for improvement projects are in place this weekend (April 21-24). The Arizona Department of Transportation recommends drivers consider alternate routes while the following weekend freeway restrictions are in place:
Eastbound Interstate 10 closed between the SR 51/Loop 202 “Mini-Stack” and US 60 (Superstition Freeway) from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday (April 24) for bridge removal and other work on the I-10 Broadway Curve Improvement Project. Eastbound I-10 on-ramps between 3rd Street (near the tunnel) and Broadway Road closed. Southbound I-17 ramp to eastbound I-10 near Sky Harbor Airport closed. Note: Southbound Loop 101 ramps to east- and westbound US 60 in Tempe closed. Allow extra travel time and expect heavy traffic near closures. Primary Detour: Eastbound I-10 and southbound SR 51 traffic approaching the closure can detour on eastbound Loop 202 (Red Mountain Freeway) and travel to southbound Loop 101 (Price Freeway) and westbound Loop 202 (Santan Freeway) in Chandler to reach I-10 beyond the closure. Detour to consider: Drivers also can use southbound/eastbound Loop 202 (South Mountain Freeway) to bypass the closure. Note: For Sky Harbor Airport access consider using eastbound Buckeye Road (airport’s west entrance) or using southbound 44th Street. More information available at i10broadwaycurve.com/alerts/.
Westbound I-10 closed between US 60 (Superstition Freeway) and 32nd Street from 8 p.m. Friday to 4 a.m. Monday (April 24) for bridge removal. Westbound I-10 on-ramps at Elliot and Baseline roads closed. Both westbound US 60 ramps to westbound I-10 closed. Allow extra travel time and consider alternate routes. Primary detours: Consider using eastbound Loop 202 (Santan Freeway) in Chandler or eastbound US 60 in Tempe to reach northbound Loop 101 and westbound Loop 202 (Red Mountain Freeway) to travel around the I-10 closure. Detour to consider: Use westbound/northbound Loop 202 (South Mountain Freeway) to reach I-10 near 59th Avenue in west Phoenix. Also: Northbound 48th Street closed between Broadway Road and I-10. Southbound State Route 143 (Hohokam Expressway) closed between McDowell Road and Broadway Road from 8 p.m. Friday to 3 p.m. Saturday (April 22). Southbound SR 143 closure then adjusted to between I-10 and Broadway Road from 3 p.m. Saturday to 4 a.m. Monday (April 24). Times are subject to adjustment. More information available at i10broadwaycurve.com/alerts/.
Northbound I-17 closed between Union Hills Drive and Pinnacle Peak Road from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday (April 24) for pavement improvement project. Both Loop 101 ramps to northbound I-17 closed. Northbound I-17 on-ramps at Thunderbird, Greenway and Bell roads also closed. Detours: Drivers on northbound I-17 can consider exiting ahead of the closure and using northbound 19th or 35th avenues. Drivers on Loop 101 approaching I-17 also can consider exiting ahead of the closure to use alternate routes to bypass the I-17 closures.
Eastbound US 60 (Superstition Freeway) closed between Loop 101 (Price Freeway) and Higley Road from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday (April 24) for pavement improvements and lane striping. Southbound Loop 101 ramps to east- and westbound US 60 closed. Northbound Loop 101 ramp to eastbound US 60 closed. Eastbound US 60 on-ramps at Rural Road and McClintock Drive also closed. Detours: Consider using eastbound Loop 202 (Red Mountain or Santan freeways) as alternate freeway routes. Drivers also can consider exiting ahead of the closure and using eastbound Baseline Road or Southern Avenue as detours.
Eastbound I-10 (toward Phoenix) narrowed to one lane between Miller Road and Verrado Way in Buckeye from 9 p.m. Friday to 11 p.m. Saturday (April 22) for widening project. Westbound I-10 (toward Los Angeles) narrowed to one lane between Verrado Way and Miller Road from 9 p.m. Saturday to 5 a.m. Monday (April 24). Allow extra travel time and be prepared to slow down and merge safely when approaching and traveling through all work zones. Note: Watson Road remains closed under I-10 until next month for interchange reconstruction.